Climatic Laboratory

Planning and implementation of climatic testing

The ITAINNOVA Climatic Laboratory performs climatic testing to assess the type and degree of deterioration that a material, component or product may suffer under extreme thermal or climate conditions.

Common test types

  • Temperature and humidity climatic ageing
  • Accelerated corrosion in salt spray (accredited by ENAC s/UNE-EN ISO 9227)
  • Thermal shock
  • Xenon arc lamp light ageing
  • Thermal ageing in oven or muffle furnace
  • Cyclic tests combining some of the above tests (salt spray, temperature, temperature and humidity, light and others)

Equipment

  • Temperature and humidity chambers with different ranges and dimensions (temperature :-70ºC to +180ºC, RH 5% to 95%)
  • Salt spray chambers
  • Cyclic corrosion chamber
  • Thermal shock chamber (from -80°C to 220°C in 3 seconds)
  • Climatic chamber with to xenon light ageing, SUNTEST XXL+
  • Walk-in climatic chamber (21,000 litres capacity)
  • Muffle furnaces and stoves with different temperature ranges and capacities (up to 400ºC and 1400ºC)
  • Inspection equipment (e.g. stands, magnifying glasses, lights and cameras)
  • Image analysis software
  • Temperature and humidity probes and loggers

Associated regulation

Temperature and humidity:

  • UNE-EN 60068-2-1 
  • UNE-EN 60068-2-18
  • UNE-EN 60068-2-19
  • UNE-EN 60068-2-30
  • UNE-EN 60068-2-78
  • UNE-EN ISO 6270-2
  • UNE-EN ISO 12944

Saline spray corrosion:

  • UNE-EN ISO 9227*
  • UNE-EN 1670*
  • UNE-EN 60068-2-11

* Covered by ENAC accreditation

Cyclic testing:

  • UNE-EN ISO 11997-1
  • UNE-EN ISO 6300-2-46
  • UNE-EN ISO 6300-2-52
  • ASTM 6-85-02 Annex 3 (SWAAT Test)

Artificial light ageing:

  • UNE-EN ISO 4892-2
  • UNE-EN ISO 11341
  • UNE-EN 60068-2-5

Thermal shock:

  • UNE-EN 60068-2-14

Laboratory accreditations

  • ENAC accredited testing laboratory with no 100/LE257.

 See certification and scope. Information also available at  www.enac.es

Some of our chemical/climatic test customers:

HIAB CRANES, S.L.

KONGSBERG ACTUATION SYSTEMS S.L.

ARBORA & AUSONIA, S.L.

GAMESA INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY, S.L.

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

FERSA INNOVA, S.L.

BRILEN, S.A.

LEAR CORPORATION HOLDING SPAIN, S.L.U.

BSH ELECTRODOMESTICOS ESPAÑA, S.A.

MONDO S.P.A.

EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.U